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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for United Nations Staff Officers

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR UNITED NATIONS STAFF OFFICERS
COURSE, DECEMBER 2007


1. This is an action request. See para three.

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in United Nations Staff Officers course being
held in Port Dickson, Malaysia, from December 3-14, 2007.
Post vetting was completed on October 25, 2007. Post requests
that vetting be completed by November 7, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Masuq Hasan Ahmed
Rank: Commander
Unit: BNS Sangu
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 590
Date of Birth: 1 Jan. 1967
Place of Birth: Dhaka

3. Post requests that the Department of State authorize post
to make the following statement to the relevant DOD units:
"Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by
the above named individual or unit."

4. Post Human Rights Officer is Luke Zahner, unclass
e-mail:zahnerlv@state.gov.

5. COMMENT: Embassy has no information to indicate this
individual or any unit he has served in has been involved in
gross violations of human rights.
Pasi

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